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Tuberculous meningitis associated with urinary tract tuberculosis.

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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.


The association of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and urinary tract tuberculosis is very rare. Two cases of this condition are reported. Both presented with subacute to chronic meningitis with lymphocytic pleocytosis, elevation of protein content and depression of glucose level of cerebrospinal fluid. Pyuria and hematuria were detected and Ziehl-Neelsen's stain was positive for acid fast bacilli (AFB). Urographic abnormalities were compatible with urinary tract tuberculosis. AFB smear of urine is the simplest method to detect urinary tract tuberculosis.

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